Earlier this year I had the pleasure of joining a long, long list of artists who have lent their craft to the works of William Shakespeare. So far in the series we have hit the obvious choices, Romeo & Juliet and A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
These book covers are actually for a new series of study guides to help students (and really, anybody) better understand what the heck The Bard was trying to say. The plays are printed in full alongside a “modern” translation so the cool kids in high school can follow along when Romeo-o-o-o hollers at J-Boo. KIDDING. It’s not that modern.
The last image is an alternate for Romeo & Juliet (before the final layout was decided upon).